Madonna Uses Fake Gun On Scotland Stage Hours After Colorado Theater Shooting (Video)
Ignoring a police request, the singer displayed machine gun and pistol replicas at her Edinburgh show. "She should know better," said a spokesman for Mothers Against Guns.
Madonna’s Saturday night concert in Edinburgh, Scotland went off with what could be called an untimely bang. Despite a police request that she tone down her MDNA tour performance out of respect for victims of both Scotland's own Dunblane shooting in 1996, which killed 16 students and a teacher, as well as the Aurora, Colorado cinema massacre of July 20, the pop star ostensibly ignored the so-called "ban" and flaunted fake machine guns and pistols on stage.
Just 36 hours after the tragic shooting spree that killed 12 at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, a spokesman for Mothers Against Guns told the England's Daily Record that the singer “should know better" and that “Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse.”
The Queen of Pop made no exception for the Scotland stage despite authority pleas and brandished the firearms that have been choreographed into her MDNA show since it first kicked off in Tel Aviv, Israel, where, incidentally, the moves were also deemed in poor taste.
One of Madonna’s touring staff members said to the Huffington Post: “Madonna would rather cancel her show than censor her art. Her entire career, she has fought against people telling her what she can and cannot do. She’s not about to start listening to them now.”
The MDNA tour will continue with shows scheduled through the end of December.
Watch a video of Madonna performing "Revolver" into "Gang Bang" below: